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OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (July 2019)

No summer doldrums this month — not when there’s a Sundance breakout drama, a new Pagan horror movie from the guy who gave you Hereditary and Quentin Tarantino’s valentine to old-school Sixties Tinseltown on the horizon.

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   1001. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:00 PM (#5867144)
   1002. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:01 PM (#5867146)
   1003. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:03 PM (#5867147)
I want one of you to admit you saw Hendrix open for the Monkees and were annoyed his set was taking so long.
   1004. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:13 PM (#5867150)
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit, I'd give a finger (well, probably not a finger, but maybe a little toe ... well, honestly, probably only Bunny's little toe) to have seen Hendrix open for the Monkees ...

What a terrible, beautiful, gorgeous, insane idea that tour was!

   1005. Hysterical & Useless Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:20 PM (#5867154)
1002. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:01 PM (#5867146)
I'm assuming it was this show?

Which just shows how bad my memory is, all these years I would've said it was the Fieldhouse.
Show was supposed to have been a couple of weeks earlier, but there was some unpleasantness down in Memphis a day or two before the originally scheduled date, so they postponed.

I remember almost nothing about the show, other than the terrible acoustics (one of the commenters in the thread you linked noted that as well). Don't even have the excuse of having been grossly intoxicated, I was 15 and my body was still an unsullied temple.
   1006. chisoxcollector Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:26 PM (#5867156)
My first few concerts were all in 2001.

My first concert was Uncle Kracker opening for Sugar Ray at Hard Rock Live in Orlando in 2001. Yeah, seriously.

About a month later, I saw Fuel opening for Aerosmith at the Mars Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Another month later I saw the Family Values Tour at the Ice Palace in Tampa, featuring Static X, Deadsy, Staind, Linkin Park, and Stone Temple Pilots

Then I saw Garbage opening for No Doubt, also at the Ice Palace in Tampa.

   1007. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5867158)
My first concert was Uncle Kracker opening for Sugar Ray at Hard Rock Live in Orlando in 2001. Yeah, seriously.

My second concert was about a month later.
Good for you for getting back on the horse. Not sure I would have.
   1008. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:34 PM (#5867160)
My first concert was Rush. The Signals tour. I don't remember the date, but it was at the Rosemont Horizon. They had a very forgettable (and I know this because I forgot them) opening act.
   1009. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5867162)
Nov. 19-21, 1982. Opening act was Rory Gallagher.
   1010. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: July 31, 2019 at 05:52 PM (#5867167)
but there was some unpleasantness down in Memphis a day or two before the originally scheduled date

This is from this link ...

Then, on April 4th, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the apostle of the civil rights movement in America, was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. That evening, Hendrix was slated to do two shows at the Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed the first show, but the second show was cancelled after the news of Dr. King's assassination spread.

At the same time, riots in black communities were erupting all over the country. The Experience's next show was at Symphony Hall in Newark, New Jersey, and the band was not sure there would be a show because of the threat of violence. The police told the band to do just one show and leave. So with shots heard in the distance and tanks patrolling the streets, the show went on - but not the usual show. Electric Gypsy quoted Mark Boyle, who was lighting designer with Soft Machine, the opening act for the Experience:

Hendrix came out to enormous applause and said, "This number is for a friend of mine," and he abandoned completely his normal set. The band played an improvisation that was absolutely, hauntingly beautiful. Immediately, everyone knew what this was about. This was a lament for Martin Luther King. And within minutes the whole audience was weeping ... the music had kind of an appalling beauty. Harrowing music.

That night, there were none of the usual histrionics. The band played about 45 minutes of blues. Then, according to Boyle: When [Hendrix] came to the end, there was no applause. He just put down his guitar, the whole audience was sobbing, and he just walked quietly off the stage.

Now, *did* it happen? Eh ... maybe? But I'd give more than a pinky toe to have been there to have seen it if it did ...
   1011. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: July 31, 2019 at 07:27 PM (#5867184)
For my tenth birthday, my mom took my best friend and me to see the Backstreet Boys on their Millennium tour as my first concert. It's been all uphill from there.

I'm fairly certain that my second show was Tom Petty three years later with my dad. Jackson Browne warmed up. Yeah, they're two dad rockers, but you talk about a step up from a big band.
   1012. Davo Posted: July 31, 2019 at 08:07 PM (#5867192)
John Wick TV Show Is Still In Development, Will Be A Prequel
The Continental is being made by Starz, and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch recently commented on its progress at the Television Critics Association tour. Hirsch revealed that the series will be set before the movies, and would explore the origins of the titular hotel chain. He also stated it would be unlikely to appear before John Wick Chapter 4, which is scheduled for a 2021 release.
   1013. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 31, 2019 at 09:21 PM (#5867197)
The first time I saw Rush, Primus was the opening act. While He wasn't apologetic and certainly doesn't have to justify his chops, Les Claypool played like he was standing in the way of Rush performing. It was a quick but solid set.
   1014. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: July 31, 2019 at 10:04 PM (#5867203)
When I saw Primus, someone hit Claypool in the head with a cup of beer, and he stormed off the stage (understandably). We were then treated to an extended drum solo, until Claypool calmed down and returned to a raucous chant of, "Primus sucks!" Never been a huge fan of theirs, but that was a fun show.

First concert was Claus Fest 2002 at the Nassau Coliseum. I was SO excited to see Zwan and Audioslave, but I mostly remember it for witnessing both Kelly Osbourne and the Vines get booed off stage. Only time I've seen an act booed off stage. And it happened twice! Must be pretty embarrassing when the crowd can tolerate New Found Glory but not you.
   1015. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 01, 2019 at 12:05 AM (#5867225)
Les E. Claypool cannot be the most common name in the world. Yet in addition to the Primus bassist, there's a Les E. Claypool who works as a sound engineer on the US versions of anime dubbed into English. Because they share not only first and last names but middle initials, the anime guy calls himself Les E. Claypool III. When I first started seeing his name in the credits (and I always watch anime in the original language, but his name kept popping up in the credits), I wondered if it was the Primus bassist moonlighting, but a little research confirmed that they are indeed two completely different people who simply share a name...
   1016. manchestermets Posted: August 01, 2019 at 05:09 AM (#5867232)
At the Winter Gardens - they did a summer residency in Blackpool (where we lived) that year. I was only seven at the time, so I don't remember the details, but I know that I loved it, and that I had to sit through several other acts before the DC5 appeared. I loved "Glad All Over" when it came out, so my parents took me as a treat.

You *lived* in Blackpool? Man, the seven year old me (living in Bury) would have thought that was the most exciting thing imaginable. Nowadays, maybe not so much.
   1017. Davo Posted: August 01, 2019 at 11:45 AM (#5867325)

1. Vera Drake (2004, Mike Leigh) You can read my review here.)

2. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Chad Stahelski) (rewatch) (I posted some thoughts about it on Letterboxd here.)
3. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir) (rewatch)
4. Girlfriends (1978, Claudia Weill) (rewatch)
5. Abigail's Party (1977, Mike Leigh)
6. John Wick: Chapter 3--Parabellum (2019, Chad Stahelski) (rewatch)

7. The Other Guys (2010, Adam McKay) (rewatch)
8. Cries and Whispers (1972, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch)
9. John Wick (2014, Chad Stahelski) (rewatch)
10. Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Bunuel)
11. Sandbagger (2019, Mitch F. Anderson) (42 minutes, and, I am in total agreement with Kentucker Audley: "Young filmmakers, this is how you start a film.")
12. Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace (1999, George Lucas) (rewatch)

13. Midsommar (2019, Ari Aster)
14. The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg)
15. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino)

16. Robin Hood (2018, Otto Bathurst)
   1018. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: August 01, 2019 at 12:30 PM (#5867359)
I'm currently hate watching the last season of Jessica Jones. It's so stupid as to be almost unbelievable.
   1019. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: August 01, 2019 at 02:05 PM (#5867418)
Poor Carrie Ann Moss. She deserved better.
   1020. Egregious Hidden Genitals (CoB). Posted: August 01, 2019 at 02:08 PM (#5867420)
New thread up.
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